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Halloween 2020! What Classical pieces do you have queued up?
« on: October 31, 2020, 12:47:57 PM »


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Re: Halloween 2020! What Classical pieces do you have queued up?
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2020, 01:45:42 PM »
I caught CBC Radio 3 in the car, with the following playlist:

- Don Giovanni, the banquet with the stone guest scene. Fricsay, DG
- Siegfried, Act 3 scene 2 (unless it’s vice versa), the slaying of the dragon. Kurt Böhme singing in a bullhorn with Solti. Creepy as hell.
- Gnomus from Mussorgsky’s Pictures. Sviatoslav Richter.
- The Mask of the Red Death by André Caplet. Georges Prêtre. Didn’t know this piece. Eerie and screechy.

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Re: Halloween 2020! What Classical pieces do you have queued up?
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2020, 02:44:51 PM »
^ good choices - will have to run thru those

The Germans, who make doctrines out of everything, deal with music learnedly; the Italians, being voluptuous, seek in it lively, though fleeting, sensations; the French, more vain than perceptive, manage to speak of it wittily; and the English pay for it . . . - Stendhal

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Re: Halloween 2020! What Classical pieces do you have queued up?
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2020, 03:07:51 PM »
I just found out I have the Caplet piece. Except it’s called ‘Conte fantastique’. Also, the version I have is for string quartet and harp. The Prêtre disc I heard was for string orchestra and harp. I must try to find it.

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Re: Halloween 2020! What Classical pieces do you have queued up?
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2020, 03:09:30 PM »
Yes, I think the original composition was a chamber piece, later orchestrated.
Slatkin has a version that he conducted up on YouTube.
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Re: Halloween 2020! What Classical pieces do you have queued up?
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2020, 03:17:30 PM »
Thanks for the tip. I see that the Prêtre version too is on YT. I will check both.

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Re: Halloween 2020! What Classical pieces do you have queued up?
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2020, 03:46:50 PM »
Bernard Herrmann's Sinfonietta for Strings presages his score for Psycho:


<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/bXXN9rCVadg" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/bXXN9rCVadg</a>


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An all-around fave:


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Re: Halloween 2020! What Classical pieces do you have queued up?
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2020, 04:39:39 PM »
I never tire from Malcolm Arnold’s Tam O’Shanter. The Paul Daniel version is a favourite, with spookiness galore. The encounter with Old Nick is terrific !


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTsqs2yjx6U

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Re: Halloween 2020! What Classical pieces do you have queued up?
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2020, 09:25:34 PM »
Ravel, Gaspard (piano, as originally written, no transcriptions for guitar! or orchestra!) played by Walter Gieseking.
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Re: Halloween 2020! What Classical pieces do you have queued up?
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2020, 02:38:45 AM »
Edward MacDowell, Fireside Tales, Op.61 No.5 - A Haunted House


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Re: Halloween 2020! What Classical pieces do you have queued up?
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2020, 07:09:06 PM »
I usually listen to Scelsi and Penderecki on Halloween. This usually does the trick.
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Re: Halloween 2020! What Classical pieces do you have queued up?
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2020, 07:50:54 AM »
+1. Love that disc !

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Re: Halloween 2020! What Classical pieces do you have queued up?
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2020, 07:54:17 AM »
Definitely add this one to your list.  Derek Bourgeois "Chamber of Horrors".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvpzRvvRxOg

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Re: Halloween 2020! What Classical pieces do you have queued up?
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2020, 07:58:05 AM »
Niels Marthinsen's Monster Symphony
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiFBEhAQbj8